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Police: Man tried to kill mother

PICKENS — A Pickens man is behind bars after police said he fired a shotgun at his mother as she fled in a car Sunday. David James Dodds, 34, of 909 Sliding More »

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back in town

Former Daniel High and Clemson stars DeAndre Hopkins (right) and Jarvis Jenkins (below) joined forces to host their first-ever free youth football camp on Saturday at Daniel’s Singleton Field. The two, now More »

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Man arrested in child sex charges

PICKENS — Police charged a Pickens man with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor last week. Richard Dale Nelson, 40, of 114 Jefferson St., Apartment A, was released on a $7,500 More »

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Three arrested in Pickens crime spree

PICKENS — Three Pickens residents were arrested last week in connection with a crime spree in early June that included local churches and the Hagood Mill among its targets. Police said Jessica More »

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Survey: Enough support to remove Confederate flag

Photo courtesy Bill Rogers/S.C. Press Association Flanked by Rep. James Clyburn, Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called last week for removal of the Confederate flag More »

Police: Man tried to kill mother

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PICKENS — A Pickens man is behind bars after police said he fired a shotgun at his mother as she fled in a car Sunday.

David James Dodds, 34, of 909 Sliding Rock Road, is charged with attempted murder, possession of a weapon during a violent crime, discharging a firearm into a vehicle and unlawful possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, Dodd’s mother

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Former Daniel High and Clemson stars DeAndre Hopkins (right) and Jarvis Jenkins

Back in Town

Back in Town

(below) joined forces to host their first-ever free youth football camp on Saturday at Daniel’s Singleton Field. The two, now with the NFL’s Houston Texans and Chicago Bears, respectively, also got some help from former teammates including fellow Daniel and Clemson grad DeShawn Williams (middle right) and former Tiger quarterback Tajh Boyd (bottom right), among others. For more event photos, visit upstatetodaypics.com.

Photos courtesy Rex Brown/The Journal

 

Teen hiker killed in fall

PICKENS — A Greenville County teen was killed Sunday afternoon when he slipped and fell down a waterfall at Table Rock State Park, officials said.

Pickens County coroner Kandy Kelley said Jonathan Michael McKenzie, 16, of Simpsonville, was hiking at Mill Creek Falls when he slipped on rocks at the top of the falls and fell more than 50 feet.

Kelley said McKenzie was transported to teh Greenville Health System for autopsy,

Local cities plan July 4 events

COUNTY — Pickens County will spread its patriotic wings as four municipalities will be hosting events celebrating the birth of our nation during the July 4 weekend.

If you are looking for food, fun and fireworks galore, the fun will not be hard to find this Friday and Saturday, as Easley, Pickens, Liberty and Clemson all have slated events that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

The city of Easley and Dunburks Premier Events are busy finalizing plans for the

Man arrested in child sex charges

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PICKENS — Police charged a Pickens man with third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor last week.

Richard Dale Nelson, 40, of 114 Jefferson St., Apartment A, was released on a $7,500 surety bond a day following his arrest last Wednesday.

According to Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe, the Department of Social Services contacted deputies in early May about alleged

Three arrested in Pickens crime spree

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PICKENS — Three Pickens residents were arrested last week in connection with a crime spree in early June that included local churches and the Hagood Mill among its targets.

Police said Jessica Ann Gillenwater, Michael David Hardison and Matthew Joseph Kelley were responsible for the string of crimes, which occurred from

Pickens County eligible for USDA assistance

Local farmers can apply for loans due to freezing conditions earlier this year

UPSTATE — Pickens County is one of 12 South Carolina counties eligible for USDA assistance as a result of a U.S. Department of Agriculture disaster designation.

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) county executive director Glenn Thomas announced recently that four primary and eight contiguous counties are eligible as a result of damages and losses caused by freezing conditions from

Survey: Enough support to remove Confederate flag

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Photo courtesy Bill Rogers/S.C. Press Association

Flanked by Rep. James Clyburn, Sen. Tim Scott and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called last week for removal of the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds.

COLUMBIA — A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.

The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At least 33 senators and 83 House members say the flag should go.

That appears to meet the two-thirds majority needed from both chambers to

Greenville woman charged in Easley home burglary

PICKENS — A Greenville woman was arrested after police said she broke into an Easley home and stole jewelry and money.

7-1 Page 3A.inddJodie Delaine Crenshaw, 19, of 112 Mason St., was charged with grand larceny, value more than $2,000 but less than $10,000 and second-degree burglary, according to warrants.

Warrants allege Crenshaw entered a home on Diwa Drive in Easley on June 18 and stole jewelry and money, later pawning some of the jewelry at pawn shops in Greenville County.

Pickens County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy Creed Hashe said a witness who positively identified Crenshaw saw her at the home during the daylight hours on the day

Courier Letters to the Editor 7-1-15

Time for legislators

to do their part

Dear Editor,

I applaud the Pickens County Council and Pickens County School Board for their hard work the last few years in these tough budget times. Now it is time for our state representatives to do their part.

County residents pay sales taxes to the state. By state law, 4.5 percent of the previous year’s state revenue is supposed to be given back to the county


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